Books

Books Read in 2003

At a total of 41 books, this adds up to just over three a month, which to a voracious reader is pretty shameful. I’m keeping in mind that for the past few months I wasn’t able to read hardly anything for pleasure because of how busy I was with work and school-related stuff. There are also a few more that I read most of, but didn’t finish for one reason or another, that I didn’t include. I write them all down so that I’ll remember them. Even reading over this list just now reminded me of ones that I had almost forgotten about. Here goes:

1) Caramelo, by Sandra Cisneros

2) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain

3) Getting Over It, by Anna Maxted

4) Sula, by Toni Morrison

5) I’ll Take You There, by Joyce Carol Oates

6) Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison

7) The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway

8) Sophie’s Choice, by William Styron

9) The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair

10) Empire Falls, by Richard Russo

11) The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold

12) The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck

13) The Master Butchers Singing Club, by Louise Erdrich

14) The Assistant, by Bernard Malamud

15) The Covenant, by Beverly Lewis

16) Resistance, by Anita Shreve

17) The Kitchen God’s Wife, by Amy Tan

18) The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison

19) The Black Rose, by Tananarive Due

20) The Hungry Gene, by Ellen Ruppel Shell

21) Kitchen Confidential, by Anthony Bourdain

22) The Making of June, by Annie Ward

23) My Antonia, by Willa Cather

24) Like Water For Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel

25) The Whole Woman, by Germaine Greer

26) Fat Land, by Greg Critser

27) Fire With Fire, by Naomi Wolf

28) The King of Torts, by John Grisham

29) Quentins, by Maeve Binchy

30) What Women Want, by Patricia Ireland

31) Wasted, by Marya Hornbacher

32) Shutterbabe, by Deborah Copaken Kogan

33) Tara Road, by Maeve Binchy

34) Black Like Me, by John Howard Griffin

35) The Hundred Secret Senses, by Amy Tan

36) The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding

37) The Mismeasure of Man, by Stephen Jay Gould

38) Sidewalk, by Mitchell Duneier

39) Blood in the Face, by James Ridgeway

40) Strip City, by Lily Burana

41) The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown

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